Brian K. Vaughan, including Saga, Y The Last Man, Ex Machina, and Runaways. What they have in common is a lot of strong character work, high concept stories, and suspenseful pacing. He has accomplished much over his career, both in comics and in other media, such as when he was writer and producer of Lost, winning multiple awards including a few Eisners. I am glad to say that his track record of creating smart, fun, and exciting series is intact with his collaboration with artist Cliff Chiang (known for his exceptional work on a number of DC Comics titles, most notably Wonder Woman), Paper Girls.
This volume collects the first five issues of the ongoing series, which focuses on four 12-year-old girls who have paper routes in 1988. Our story starts when a newbie, Erin, gets accosted by some thuggish teenagers.
All of the reviews I have read about this series have been glowing. Shane Boyar concluded, "It’s a lot to take in over just 5 issues, but with a creative dream team
like the one Image has gifted to us with this series, and a elevator
pitch that is “Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds” there’s no other
verdict for Paper Girls than BUY IT." Jennifer Cheng wrote, "The cliffhanger is both surprising and funny, but
mostly I look forward to seeing more of these characters. Vaughan and
Chiang are a dream team combination, and "Paper Girls" looks like it's
going to be another winner for both of them." Vaughan talks at length about his inspiration and work on this series in this interview.
Paper Girls, Volume 1 was published by Image Comics, and they have more info, previews, and links available here.